We had the good fortune of connecting with David King and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi David, what role has risk played in your life or career?
Risks should be taken only after sufficient homework. If you’re rushed or uncertain, it’s not the time to take a risk. It’s usually best to hold the wheel steady like an Indy 500 driver as you go around the track. But, if you will be happy driving on another track and you can ride out the downside, then it’s worth taking a risk and stay on your new course long enough to see if it pays off.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I became interested in law when I worked as a US House Congressional Page. I graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in accounting and worked as CPA for Deloitte. My experience as a CPA is invaluable. After graduating law school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, I practiced corporate securities law at Brown & Wood on Wall Street, working in the World Trade Center. I counseled clients through public offerings of securities and international business transactions. During the dot-com boom I moved to the Bay Area and worked for Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Silicon Valley. As corporate counsel to start-up companies in Palo Alto, I worked on venture capital financings, initial public offerings, employee stock option plans and mergers & acquisitions. I formed The King Law Group in 2004, and I have served businesses and entrepreneurs in a variety of industries. The bulk of my services are in mergers & acquisitions and private securities offerings. I provide corporate services to prepare clients for these major events.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
San Diego is best seen outdoors: the beach, Balboa Park, the beautiful communities in north county. I love the Village of La Jolla, sitting on the patio at the La Valencia, Duke’s or George’s.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I am a member of ProVisors, a professional network for business development and collaboration. As a single father I don’t have time for too many networking organizations. Referrals from ProVisors have been sufficient to help build my client base and ride out economic cycles. We collaborate to share professional expertise in an array of disciplines to better serve our clients.